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Gerrin Point lookout

Bouddi National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Gerrin Point lookout.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Gerrin Point lookout is on Bouddi coastal walk, which begins at Putty Beach picnic area located in the Putty Beach precinct of Bouddi National Park.

    • Turn into Wards Hill Road at Empire Bay
    • Turn right into The Scenic Road at Killcare Heights
    • Turn left into Putty Beach Road and continue past the campground to the picnic area
    • The walk commences approx 300m away at the eastern end of Putty Beach
    • Follow Bouddi coastal walk for approx 1.2km to the lookout

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

    Parking

    Parking is available at Putty Beach picnic area.

    Best times to visit

    Spring

    Take the Bouddi Coastal walk to be amazed by the colourful wildflowers on display in spring.

    Summer

    Cool off with a dip at one the park's gorgeous beaches or try snorkelling at Maitland Bay Surf the popular coastline between MacMasters Beach and Box Head .

    Winter

    Grab the camera and spot humpback whales as they migrate north between May and July.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    20°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded

    42.4°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    9°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded

    3.4°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January to March

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    246mm

    Facilities

    Drinking water

    Drinking water is not available in this park. so it's a good idea to bring your own.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Beach safety

    Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Gerrin Point lookout

    Park info

    • in Bouddi National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
    • Bouddi National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Park entry fees:

      $8 per vehicle per day only in the Putty Beach area. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

      Buy annual pass

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